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Stormers DO want JdV

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 17 Feb 2010 at 04:43
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Western Province and the Stormers look set to get former captain Jean de Villiers back and playing at Newlands from midyear.

He is coming home from Ireland and WP and their Super 14 franchise, the Stormers, are an enthusiastic first in the queue to discuss a contract with him.

In a statement released by the Western Province Rugby Union on Tuesday, Rob Wagner, Managing Director of WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd, said: “WP Rugby noted Jean de Villiers’ media statement on the Munster website yesterday, confirming that he will return to South Africa at the end of the European season.

“Jean is a world class player who has excelled on the international stage. He has played all his rugby in the Cape having represented both WP and the Stormers.

“We will be contacting him to learn more of his intentions and explore opportunities.”

Munster confirmed on Monday that De Villiers would return to South Africa in midyear after the end of the current northern hemisphere season.

The decision to return home was determined by the Springbok centre’s desire to make himself available for selection for the 2011 World Cup, a situation Munster were aware of when they initially contracted De Villiers.

Describing De Villiers as “a hugely positive addition to the [Munster] squad this season,” Chief Executive Garrett Fitzgerald said: “While he will be a major loss, we fully respect his ambition and he will leave us at the end of the season with our very best wishes.”

De Villiers’ return will be too late for him to play for the Stormers in their 2010 Super 14 campaign, but coming home in midyear makes him immediately available to reclaim his Springbok inside centre spot, and he would boost WP’s prospects in the Currie Cup.

The 28-year old De Villiers has 53 Super Rugby caps for the Stormers and has played in 55 Tests for the Springboks.

Courtesy of Rugby 365


  • No there’s a surprise. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.02.10 08:28:23 by McLovin Reply
  • Well they can have him, I’m all for the local and loyal boys from now on. Sharks Forever!

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.02.10 08:47:15 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 2) : Soooooooo Trueeeeeeeee ❗ Moeg of all these pavement specials we’ve been importing to come and lose the cups for us, no loyalty, just money…blerrie sif

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.02.10 09:02:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : ❓

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.10 09:03:47 by Charlie Reply

  • Local talent? Me thinks our local schools coaches are to blame for the lack of local talent ,because honestly,every year sharks must recruit from outside kzn to fill our ranks πŸ™

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.10 09:08:02 by bergshark Reply

  • Seems Stormers management should become Springbok selectors, why not just get Pdv to negotiate for them….does anybody remember the last time the Bokke were mainly comprised of Stormers players….?

    Did we not suck every time, I remember ’08 was a Stormers laden Bokke team…not a good year. Stormers please stop buying all the Bokke, wc 2011 is around the corner.

    Too many Stormers spoils the broth

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.10 09:08:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 5) : Most of the young guys at the Sharks (not being developed or picked) are from Natal, mostly Michael House, they had a mean team the one year which was chosen as SA’s number one school team to represent us at the international schools rugby competition.

    Check the Sharks site to see who comes from Natal.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.02.10 09:11:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • The Stormers are signing good players who will all probably sign overseas after the WC πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.02.10 09:25:04 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Of course the Stormers want Jean, who wouldnt.

    @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 8) :
    True, and a lot of the other players who the stars helped look good will also be approached with great offers.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.02.10 09:36:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Pat Lambie is next on our list!!
    Better check his contract if I were you… 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.02.10 09:44:44 by wpw Reply
  • There is one moer of a difference between a union wanting him, and him wanting something completely different…

    Every union will ‘want’ a player of Jean’s quality.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.02.10 09:45:18 by MornΓ© Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 10) : Guaranteed when Frans Steyn eventualy returns he’ll be going to the Stormers…just know that primadonna will want his retirement package in Cape Town…and it will suit his alleged new lifestyle better… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.02.10 09:51:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : i’m tempted to bet πŸ˜†

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.02.10 20:28:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 4) : No = Now.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.02.10 20:30:29 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : do you something we don’t let us know pleaseeeeee

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.02.10 20:39:43 by Charmaine Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) :
    you know that is so true to much money and politics

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.02.10 20:41:23 by Charmaine Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 5) :
    give them a chance the baby sharks are still in school wait we will still win a s 15

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.02.10 20:42:52 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 15) : I’m clueless. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.02.10 20:46:51 by McLovin Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) :
    don’t say that he must return to sharks and if he does then i don’t know sharks head that ceo he must give him more money because he is really a good player or they must look for someone that play better than he can

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.02.10 20:47:32 by Charmaine Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : Dude, hectic, you got a platinum star, congrats.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.02.10 20:48:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 19) : Yep, the kid is one of a kind, he’d probably be able to play as a forward and still be in the Bok squad.

    One of a kind, don’t think the world has ever seen a talent like him, and he’s still so young.

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.02.10 20:51:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : Thanks. Who would’ve thought I’d get rewarded for talking nonsense. 😈

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.02.10 20:51:50 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : its about the (no there a surprise) what surprise are you talking about what are talking about thats all

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.02.10 21:01:31 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 23) : He meant to say ‘now there’s a surprise’….sarcasm… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.02.10 21:02:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 23) : Oops, was meant to be now not no. Like I said on another thread I’ll eat my socks if he ends up anywhere but WP. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.02.10 21:03:19 by McLovin Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : Correct. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.02.10 21:04:49 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 25) : Will you put the clip on youtube?… πŸ˜†

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.02.10 21:08:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 27) : Youtube, myface, twatter, everywhere. 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.02.10 21:12:38 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 25) : will hold you to that because we need him just think if he plays for sharks and we win at some stage what will fellow wp say

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.02.10 21:19:07 by Charmaine Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : sorry got a gran daughter that is giving me up hill (teeth and ears etc)
    but going to say good n c you all 2 morrow
    lekker doeks thats what my daughter would say
    and must be near my 1st *

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.02.10 21:21:57 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 30) : Heheheheh, ja it gets tiring this blogging, and these bleeding stars now actualy makes one feel like your achieving something by talking alot… πŸ˜†

    Good night to you too πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.02.10 21:24:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : You still here Mac?….Quiet in here this time of night, not as if there’s anything on tv….no rugby show ’till tomorrow… πŸ™‚

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.02.10 21:25:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Allrighty, me outa here, see everyone tomorrow…dont be late for work now… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.02.10 21:28:57 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 33) : buh bye now πŸ™‚

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.02.10 23:41:54 by robdylan Reply
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